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> Custom Gauge Lighting, DIY kits or send them to me
timothy_nd28
post Aug 15 2013, 11:24 PM
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I'm offering a service to retrofit the backlighting on your gauge cluster. I will sell DIY kits for $200.00, which will include the RGB led strips, controller/remote, and wire needed to install this into your car.

Full service is also available for $300.00. I will do all the labor with installing these LED's, paint the needles and do other cosmetic work which also includes replacing the plastic lenses with glass (if needed). For an extra 100 dollars, I will convert your tachometer to a modern air core servo tach that will work with any 4,6 or 8 cylinder engines.

Some sample backlight colors you can choose with a simple push of a button on the remote control.
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Below is a video showing some extra features that the controller can do.


All the gauges illuminate red when the gas gauge gets too low. There is also a tachometer sensing circuit in the controller, that will change the background color at different RPM's (you tell me what RPM's, I then calibrate the controller to your settings)
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GaroldShaffer
post Aug 16 2013, 09:02 AM
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This is a great setup. Tim had them on display at our recent 914 BBQ. A great addition to your car.
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post Sep 7 2013, 07:33 PM
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Got them and they rock! Would highly recommend this to all. Besides the cool factor, it is a real safety improvement. The ability to actually be able to see your gauges is a real and tangible upgrade even if you set it to display factory color.

When I installed mine, I thought I had made a mistake in the fuel gauge wiring. But I thought I had more gas than in the tank. Well on a drive going around a curve, all the dash lights change to red! Yep it was working fine and it kept me from driving because I knew I had more gas. Sweet. Very sweet.
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post Sep 16 2013, 11:39 AM
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I am loving my kit. Tim is a really good person to work with, and his LED's really do the job well.

I'd recommend it to any car where seeing the gauges at night is desired!
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post Oct 29 2013, 09:12 PM
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Tim how do we contact you to set this up?

Phone #?
Email?
Website?
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post Oct 30 2013, 04:42 AM
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As of right now PM is the best way. Hopefully in the near future I will have a website up and running.
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post Dec 15 2013, 07:51 AM
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these lights are much nicer than stock, in several ways : )

and he can make your stock tach work with a 4, 6 or 8 cylinder motor.

flipping thru come of the colors


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post Dec 16 2013, 02:05 PM
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What about the tach conversion as an stand alone option?
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post Dec 16 2013, 03:26 PM
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Tach conversion by itself is 150.00. I'll discount 50 dollars if you are having me do the LED lighting mod.
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post Dec 19 2013, 09:18 PM
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Many thanks to Jim for taking time in making a pictorial of where my wires go.
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Folks with the basic controller, never mind the black and purple wire.
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post Dec 23 2013, 03:22 PM
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Tach conversion by itself is 150.00. I'll discount 50 dollars if you are having me do the LED lighting mod.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) Bummer I had already gotten my gauges updated by the time you introduced this option.
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post Dec 23 2013, 03:25 PM
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Send it to me, I'll grandfather you in (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 3 2014, 03:00 PM
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Just sent my center gauges in for the custom lights. Also sent my tach in for the up date. I always hated how the tach bounced.
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post Feb 20 2014, 03:23 PM
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Just got my guages from Timothy and I am dually impressed. Anyone hesitating should pull the trigger. The quality of the guage restoration is concours and I would not hesitate to put them in any car.

Tim is a good communicator and doing business with him is a pleasure. I will have these installed on my car in time for Hershey this year so if you want to see them first hand look me up, or send me a PM.

John

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post Feb 20 2014, 03:36 PM
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I will have to agree with John. Just got my center gauges back. The pictures don't do them justice but getting the full restore is more than worth it. These look brand new!

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Tim is a great guy to work with and the results of his work amazing.
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post Feb 20 2014, 04:18 PM
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I did mine a few months ago, they look decent but nothing like Tim's. I decided to pull the trigger and sent them out to him yesterday.

I am so anxious.

Tim is a great guy and asset to the world. His patience is out of this world.
Hes not in it for the money, just puts a smile on his face being able to help a world member.

Thumbs up for Tim.
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post Feb 22 2014, 12:04 AM
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Thumbs up!!
Great customer Service
Thanks Tim
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post Feb 28 2014, 02:48 PM
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gages installed and pleased with results. pictures of white/green/blue/red
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post Mar 23 2014, 11:27 AM
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Good afternoon Tim. What is the lead time to have this & tach. upgrade performed.

Thanks

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post Mar 26 2014, 04:50 PM
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Turn around time is typically 2-3 days.

These are FourBlade's gauges that I just restored. Finding the polished aluminum bezels took way longer than 2-3 days, but well worth the wait. These will look good at night.

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